Make March Matter at Terranea Resort
Come eat and drink at Terranea to support patients at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles. Now through March 31, order a Guinness at Nelson’s or the sea beans café, and Terranea will donate $1 from the sale to CHLA. Order a glass of ONEHOPE Wine or specialty Tito’s cocktail at any of the resort’s venues, and Terranea will donate $1 from each sale to CHLA, plus ONEHOPE Wine and Tito’s will match the resort’s contributions for the month. Additionally, at sea beans, purchase one of the CHLA blue butterfly cookies, vegan croissants or s’mores kits, and Terranea will donate 50 cents each. Dine at catalina kitchen, and Terranea will donate $5 to CHLA from every order of kid’s brunch. The fundraising campaign culminates on March 31 in the Lobby Bar & Lounge with live entertainment by Richard Sherman, food, beverages and a silent auction. A portion of the sales will benefit CHLA. 100 Terranea Way, Rancho Palos Verdes, (866)547-3066.
Dog Haus March Madness
During March Madness, Dog Haus’ Biergarten locations in Old Pasadena, Claremont, Long Beach, USC, Menifee and Northridge are celebrating with three varieties of Loaded Tots. Now through April 8, try the Reuben Tots, Southwestern Tots or BLT Tots. The Dog Haus in North Hollywood celebrates its three-year anniversary on Tuesday, March 26, with $3 gourmet hot dogs and $3 draft beers. Enjoy the eatery’s all-beef dogs or vegetarian options from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. 4929 Lankershim Blvd., (818)505-1033.
Gabi James craft beer dinner
Gabi James hosts an anniversary celebration on March 25 at 7 p.m. with a special five-course craft beer dinner and tap takeover with Smog City Brewing Co. Guests can enjoy a glass of Little Bo Pils with a trio of pinxtos, a Spanish bar snack. A white peach saison follows with a citrus quince salad. A pour of Wow Pop! American pale ale is paired with Fideos Picanté, while the Infinite Wishes bourbon barrel-aged stout comes with braised short ribs Française. Finish with a glass of Sabre-Toothed Squirrel amber with Valencia orange upside-down cake and house-made whipped cream. A special cask ale, created just for Gabi James, will also be presented at the dinner. Jonathan and Laurie Porter, the owners of Smog City, will join Sara Gabriele, owner of Gabi James, to present each course. The dinner is $75 per guest. Tickets are limited and can be purchased by calling the restaurant. Gabi James also offers 22 gins, from the traditional genever and sweeter Old Tom gin, to classic London dry gins. The restaurant features 10 tonics on the menu, and offers over 200 gin and tonic combinations. Specials on gin and tonics will be available March 25-31. Guests who get the restaurant’s gin passport and try each of the 22 gins receive a free flight of their favorite three gins, or a gin and tonic beverage, along with a commemorative T-shirt. 1810 S. Catalina Ave., Redondo Beach, (310)540-4884.
Night with Legends of Basketball
Members of the Los Angeles chapter of the Legends of Basketball will make an appearance at The Mixing Room on Friday, March 29, from 4 to 10 p.m. Come hang with your favorite retired players during the televised Los Angeles Lakers vs. Charlotte Hornets game. Enjoy a double-patty cheeseburger with an Angel City IPA for $16. Guests who purchase a Tequila Comisario flight will have the chance to shoot a basket with an NBA Legend before the game. Tip-off begins at 7:30 p.m. These legends will sign autographs throughout the evening. 900 W. Olympic Blvd., Los Angeles, (213) 765-8800.
Masters of Taste food & drink festival
The fourth annual Masters of Taste will be held on Sunday, April 7, from 4 to 7 p.m. at the iconic Rose Bowl Stadium. This year, executive chef Michael Hung from Faith & Flower will serve as the event’s host chef and ambassador. All proceeds from the Masters of Taste will directly benefit Union Station Homeless Services. Ticket holders can enjoy unlimited tasting from Los Angeles’ top master chefs, restaurants, craft cocktail bars, wineries and local breweries. This year’s featured restaurants include Preux & Proper, Salazar, The Raymond 1886, Faith & Flower, The Pizza Plant, Patina, Maple Restaurant at Descanso Gardens, Eagle Rock Public House, La Bohème and Loquita. Sweet treats will be provided by Lark Cake Shop, Mignon Chocolate, Lady M Confections, Porto’s Bakery, Nomad Ice Pops, Supercool Creamery and more. Beverages will be offered by San Antonio Winery, Boxed Water, American Born Moonshine, Califia Farms, Humm Kombucha, Indie Brewing Company, Iron Triangle Brewery, Lincoln Beer Company and Otoño, among others. Attendees must be 21 years and older. General admission tickets are $105, and VIP tickets, which allow entrance at 3 p.m., are $165. Both tickets include unlimited tastings of all food and beverages. Parking is free, however, guests are encouraged to use taxis or rideshares. To purchase tickets, visit mastersoftastela.com. 1001 Rose Bowl Drive, Pasadena, (626)791-6677.
Shaquille’s is open at L.A. Live
Hall of Fame basketball player and former Lakers star Shaquille O’Neal has opened his first L.A. restaurant at L.A. Live. The restaurant serves Southern-style appetizers, salads, burgers, sandwiches and plates with a focus on farm-fresh produce. It’s the only place in Los Angeles to order O’Neal’s famous fried chicken. The dish features a Jidori free-range chicken brined for 48 hours, and is served with pickled vegetables and house-made barbecue and hot sauces. The beverage program includes local draft beers, wine and hand-crafted cocktails with an emphasis on bourbons and whiskeys. Hours are Sunday through Thursday from 11:30 a.m. to 10 p.m., and to 11 p.m. on Friday and Saturday. 800 W. Olympic Blvd., Ste. A150, (213)746-7427.
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